A family in God's presences.

Psalms 84:1-4

1-2 What a beautiful home, God-of-the-Angel-Armies! I’ve always longed to live in a place like this, Always dreamed of a room in your house, where I could sing for joy to God-alive!

3-4 Birds find nooks and crannies in your house, sparrows and swallows make nests there. They lay their eggs and raise their young, singing their songs in the place where we worship. God-of-the-Angel-Armies! King! God! How blessed they are to live and sing there!

As a believer, Do you ever stop and admire what the Lord has done for you? In Christ God has created a resting place where we can enjoy Him and enjoy all He has given us to, in Him. Like this verse "Birds find nooks and crannies in your house, sparrows and swallows make nests there.They lay their eggs and raise their young", This specks volumes to me.

Just recently Jesus has transported us to a beautiful home in Christchurch, New Zealand. This scripture to me reminds me of how the Lord has given us this beautiful home and a beautiful place to raise my children in Him. Prior to coming here, I really wanted to homeschool my children and because of circumstance I wasn’t able to do that. But the Lord already told me that I needed to write my own curriculum for my children, to raise them up how, He wants them to be raised. Being lead by the Holy Spirit, to do something new.

In Australia it looked like I wasn’t going to be able to do that. But then a sudden change came and we were not going to be able to afford to send my children to private school. But than other change, a bigger change came to. What looked like a deficit started to turn out for a blessing. Not only did the water dry up where we were so to speak, but God began to relocate us to another nation very quickly!

In this new location I could homeschool my children. Not only that, but with the laws in this land, you had to write your own curriculum to do homeschool. So God, new in advance, that we would be moving to Christchurch before I did. And even started preparing me for the change.

Another testimony is; I only completed year 7 in school and to get accepted to do homeschool in this nation, you have to do a, quite big essay like application. All my inadequacy could of rose up and say I could not do that. But instead I was able to stand on His word and by faith I did it without any help but Him. So if he gives you a promise then he will help you achieve it.

Now I have an amazing opportunity to raise my children and enjoy family in Him in a beautiful home here in another nation. The lord has great plans for us all. And I know they’re not little plans. But one thing remains, like the sparrow who finds a home for her family in the presence of God; Is just the same as a person finding a place and home for your family in God and in His presence is just as important to God.

God is a Family Guy and He cares about the family unit. You, raising your children for God is not a deficit, but it is actually creating a legacy for generations to run with. Family matters. So before you run off and save the world, remember to bring your family with you. Don’t forget the important things. Jesus said let the little children come to me and do not forbid them. We can learn a lot from the children. Jesus said the kingdom belongs to such as these. Look how they trust, forgive and live in Joy. “That’s only a few things!”

So for all your work in the Lord remember that where God has placed you is a resting place for your family to. Enjoy your family and your home because if you are in God you are, at home with Jesus and His presence to. What a great atmosphere to raise your children in.

Sing for Joy in all God has done! Worship Him! Your children will follow. Happy Day to you!